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Robot Monster

Published 1953
Topics Robot Monster,

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Directed by Phil Tucker

Starring George Nader, Gregory Moffett and Claudia Barrett

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Run time 61 minutes 60 seconds
Producer Phil Tucker
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Reviewer: cosmico - - November 29, 2014
Subject: Kit Parker?
I've noticed that Kit Parker Films is having other films yanked from YouTube as well, but in this and the other cases removed, the films are supposedly registered or were renewed by Wade Williams.

Did Kit Parker buy out old Wade, or is another party pulling a fast one on b-movie uploaders?

Reviewer: MEGAT├śN - favoritefavorite - November 27, 2014
Subject: Apparently the film is still under copyright
I posted a copy of Robot Monster to my channel on YouTube. A few months later I received a copyright notice from Kit Parker Films.

I also thought the film was in the public domain, but I just did a search on the site and found this result:

Robot monster; a.k.a. Monster from Mars. By Three Dimension Pictures, Inc.

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000107158 / 1981-11-06

Renewal registration for: PA0000097629 / 1953-06-17

Title: Robot monster; a.k.a. Monster from Mars. By Three Dimension Pictures, Inc.

Copyright Claimant: Medallion TV Enterprises, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: Robot monster
Other Title: Monster from Mars
Names: Three Dimension Pictures, Inc.
Medallion TV Enterprises, Inc.

So I guess it is still under copyright.
Reviewer: dahszil - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2014
Subject: definitly a false flag
Nato backed gladio, HAARP, operation
Reviewer: DoctorBotanus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2014
Subject: Public Domain?
Where did you find this Copyright claim? I cant find any records of this. This has it retitled Monster From Mars and it is in 16mm. So basically this guy got a 16mm TV copy of Robot Monster put a new title card at the beginning and that is what he owns. That print with that title on it. If I am wrong, and I admit that I am new at this, then why does this not appear in the U.S. Copyright Office. Where did you find it? The only place I could find it online is here. Did you get this from a book?
Reviewer: HorrorChannelTV - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2013
Subject: Robot Monster
If this film was renewed in 1980 when does the copyright expire?
Reviewer: Kevin VandeWettering - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2013
Subject: Weird movie - Not Public Domain
This looks like a legitimate renewal:

Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: PA0000097629 / 1980-11-10
Application Title: Monster from Mars.
Title: Robot monster / a Three Dimension Pictures, Inc., production ; produced and directed by Phil Tucker.
Imprint: [s.l. : s.n.], c1953.
Description: 2 film reels (ca. 60 min.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Notes: Deposit includes synopsis (2 p.)
Cast: George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royale et al.
Credits: Editor: Merrill White; director of photography: Jack Greenhalgh; original screenplay: Wyott Ordung; music composed and directed by Elmer Bernstein.
Copyright Claimant: Three Dimension Pictures, Inc.
Date of Creation: 1953
Date of Publication: 1953-06-17
Authorship on Application: Three Dimension Pictures, Inc., employer for hire.
Copyright Note: C.O. correspondence.
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